[Harriet Elizabeth Smiley Henderson]

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Creation: 1860

Harriet Smiley was born in Vermont in 1838; her family included Revolutionary War officer Colonel John Barrett. She graduated from the Knoxville Female Academy and married William Henderson in November 1866. Harriet’s fashionable dress dates this image to the early 1860s. She may have intended her portrait for William to carry with him while he fought in the war. The Hendersons were married 55 years. Their daughters Mary and Anna, born in 1867 and 1869, trained in Boston and Berlin to become accomplished musicians.

Title

[Harriet Elizabeth Smiley Henderson]

Date

Creation: 1860

Description

Harriet Smiley was born in Vermont in 1838; her family included Revolutionary War officer Colonel John Barrett. She graduated from the Knoxville Female Academy and married William Henderson in November 1866. Harriet’s fashionable dress dates this image to the early 1860s. She may have intended her portrait for William to carry with him while he fought in the war. The Hendersons were married 55 years. Their daughters Mary and Anna, born in 1867 and 1869, trained in Boston and Berlin to become accomplished musicians.

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Daguerreotypes (photographs)

Source

MSS0242, James Hampton Kirkland Papers, Box 38, Folder 11 "Kirkland and Henderson Relatives"

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0242-P-Harriet_Eliza_Smiley(Henderson)-c1860.jpg

Citation

“[Harriet Elizabeth Smiley Henderson],” Gallery, accessed October 13, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/801.